Sunday, 27 May 2007

Hail thee, Festival Day!

Today - the Day of Pentecost, crowns and brings to a glorious finale our Easter Festival.

Let us pray that the flame of the Spirit will descend upon us.

Father in heaven,
fifty days have celebrated the fullness
of the mystery of your revealed love.
See your people gathered in prayer,
open to receive the Spirit's flame.
May it come to rest in our hearts
and disperse the divisions of word and tongue.
With one voice and one song
may we praise your name in joy and thanksgiving.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Well, Ordinary Time resumes tomorrow, and I am off to the Highlands of Scotland for a weeks holiday. My next blog will therefore be on Monday 4 June. Let me end this joyful Easter Season with the special dismissal for this Festival Day:

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord, Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thanks be to God, Alleluia! Alleluia!

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